What is nvxdsync? Fix nvxdsync.exe Application Error

You may have seen a nvxdsync.exe process in your Task Manager and wondered what it is. Well, nvxdsync.exe is an executable file, which is part of the NVIDIA User Experience Driver Component. Its basic function is to manage and help render 3D Graphics.

What is nvxdsync


The file nvxdsync.exe can be found in C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display folder. If it is located in this folder, then it is the legitimate NVIDIA process. If not, then it could be malware.

The has a size of 1169 KB on my Windows 8.1 and is seen consuming 3.8 MB memory. The program at times is known to use massive amounts of memory. If you face this issue, terminating this process won’t crash your system, but it is required for proper functioning of the Graphics/3D card. You may face difficulties while playing 3D games or using 3D processes.

Nvvsvc.exe is NVIDIA Display Driver Service. This process provides desktop level support to the NVIDIA Display driver. If you wish to disable this service, you will have to Run services.msc to open the Services Manager, double-click on NVIDIA Display Driver Service and set its start-up status to Disable. Disabling the NVIDIA Display Driver Service, will stop both, viz. nvxdsync.exe and related process nvvsvc.exe from running, and also stops the NVIDIA Control Panel from showing up on the desktop context menu.

nvxdsync.exe Application Error

Nvxdsync.exe application errors may occur if, during execution of 3D files, Windows encounters lag while rendering the frames. Try to free-up your computer resources, like maybe changing Windows theme to Basic.

Many sites suggest using a Registry Cleaner to fix it. No! Using it will not help you fix nvxdsync Application Error.

I had received this error. Clicking on OK / Terminating the process / A simple restart of  the computer will help make it go away.

If you continue to receive such nvxdsync.exe errors, you might want to consider reinstalling this NVIDIA driver.

nvxdsync.exe application error

Hope this throws some light on the process.

Looking to learn more about other processes, files, file types or file formats in Windows? Check these links:

Windows.edb files | Thumbs.db files | DLL and OCX files | NFO and DIZ files | Swapfile.sys, Hiberfil.sys & Pagefile.sys | TrustedInstaller.exe | Index.dat file | Desktop.ini file | Svchost.exe | RuntimeBroker.exeStorDiag.exe | Shellexperiencehost.exe.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Black_Ps`

    It’s a Nvidia bug,even after reinstalling windows same problem.

  2. Red Spade

    I got it in the right place, but it’s not running in the background. What’s running is the nvidia network and stream service.

  3. Neil

    You have to go deeper than this Anand old chap, nvdsync.exe is spyware from Nvidia, that’s all.
    It is not needed for the functioning of the graphics card. It behaves very suspiciously, it resists the users efforts to close it down while adding nothing to the users benefit.
    You cannot load the Nvidia control panel if the nvdsync.exe process has been renamed, deleted or stopped from running, yet if you stop the nvdsync.exe program after the Control Panel has loaded, the Control Panel functions perfectly normally proving that nvdsync.exe is not needed for the correct functioning of the graphics software.
    And just in case you had any doubt that the Control Panel doesn’t need nvdsync.exe in order to work correctly, watch how nvdsync.exe starts up again (if you have stopped it manually) when you exit the Control Panel!
    What’s more nvdsync.exe resists any attempt by the Firewall to stop it communicating over the Internet – it rewrote the entry in my firewall software, ZoneAlarm, cancelling the block I placed on it to receive and initiate internet connections.
    I managed to bring this outlaw software under control by changing the ownership of the nvdsync.exe file to “user” of the computer (a user with admin rights). Now the block in the Firewall software remains as I set it and nvdsync.exe cannot call home.
    You should never take the manufacturers claims on face value, they are all trying to find ways to communicate directly with their own software on your machine without your knowledge, it is not for your benefit at all. This tendency is only getting worse and it is getting more and more difficult to counter their efforts and effectively take back control of your machine.

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